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10A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 22, 2001

Women running to Purdue for title Yita reicNs lerbOES

By Rhonda Gilmer
Daily Sports Writer
Time is up. The Big Ten
Championships take place this week-
end for the Michigan women's track
and field team. All the Big Ten pro-
grams except Northwestern, which
doesn't have a team, will face each
other under the dome of Lambert
Fieldhouse in West Lafayette. Purdue
plays host to the competition.
"It's going to be a hard-fought
meet," Michigan coach James Henry
said. "It is the first meet in five years
that I cannot predict."

While competition for this year's
Big Ten Championships may be a sur-
prise, the Wolverines can still rely on
the hard work they have already put
forth this season.
Currently, two of the Wolverines
have qualified for indoor NCAA
Championships -
sophomore Teyonna,
Simpson in the triple WEST L
jump and senior Katie
Jazwinski in the the What:The BigTe
mile run. When: All day Sa
"The only thing I ask Norester wi
of the girls is to treat tearn, the Big Ten
this as the most impor- go at it in Purdue
tant meet of the year, Fieldhouse.
but not to overact by
trying too hard," Henry said.


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ment, the Wolverines will concentrate
on putting points on the board in uni-
form sequences. This would mean
grabbing the top three spots for one
event, thus knocking other athletes out
from nailing any points for their
teams. If the Wolverines could do this
consistently through-
O M out the meet, there is
FAYETTE little limitation as to
what they can accom-
hampionships plish.
day and Sunday "In conference
;eption of
doesn't field a championships, plac-
:hools are set to ing takes precedence
Lambert over time," Henry said.
"We must work hard to
finish in the top five.
Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn
State and Wisconsin all look really
good. Any one of these teams could
cone out in the top one to five."
With too many competitive teams to
predict the outcome, the Wolverines
will just have to get lucky.
This meet is a matter of who is the
luckiest," Henry said. "We need to
have a balanced squad. As a team, we
are not deep and we don't have the
depth in middle and long distances as
we've had in the past."
Daily :Sports wr-iter A d(u Kaplun
contribUte( to this report.

If Michigan wants to reclaim the Big Ten Indoor Track Championship from indiana,
the Wolverines will need big points from the field events.

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Junior Tasha Phillips may fully
recover from chronic injury to com-
pete in the 60-meter low hurdles. Her
personal-best of 8.47 in the 60-meter
low hurdles rivals that of Purdue hur-
dler Krissy Liphardt. Liphardt just
broke the school record with the same
Although this is a personal-best for
Phillips, Michigan holds an even high-
er school record time for the women's
60-meter low hurdles than Purdue.
Finishing within the top-five teams
is a major focus for the Wolverines. To
gain enough points for a good place-

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During ,the first half of last night's
Duke/Georgia Tech basketball game,
ESPN analyst Dick ,Vitale reasserted
that Michigan coach Brian Ellerbe will
most likely be fired at the end of the
season. lie also sai that Seton Hall
coach Tommy Amaker is Michigan's
first choice for Ellerbe's replacement.
Vitale said that a reliable source told
him that Michigan will make an offer to
Amaker after Ellerbe is fired.
This is the second time that Vitale has
publicly stated that Ellerbe will lose his
job, and that Michigan is interested in
Amaker. Last week, Vitale made a sim-
ilar statement on Tony Kornheiser's
radio show.
After the first incident, Michigan ath
letic director Bill Martin responded by
issuing a press release that said he was
very displeased with the speculation,
and that no decision had been made
regarding Ellerbe's future.
Staft repoirt
Lewis camp offers
Tyson terms for bout
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Tyson
received terms from Lennox Lewis on
yesterday for a fight this summer in
which he would get half the purse.
Lewis, WBC and IBF champion,
however, said lie would accept that split
only if Tyson paid off his TV network,
"It's a Joke, the whole thing," Shelly
Finkel, Tyson's advise said of Lewis'
"They're looking for Mike to get outh
of his (Showtime) deal, which he can't
get out of. Mike and Showtime are
ready to sit down"and begin negotiations
for an agreement to make this fight hap-
pen as soon as possible."
According to Le is, who has a con-
tract with HBO, his business manager,
Adrian Ogun, had talks in New York last
week with Finkel.
"Mike, through Shelly, made an offcr
to me to fight as early as June this year,
leaving me to choose the date and loca-
tion," Lewis said in a statement released
in London.
Lindros still in Philly,
Maple Leafs frustrated
Lindros remains with a team that
doesn't want him and for which hl
iefuses to play.
That follows another failure to
send the Philadelphia star to
Toronto- general manager and
coach Pat Quinn accused the Flyers
yesterday of acting in bad faith by
pulling out of a "done deal" in
which Philadelphia would get two
players and a top draft choice i
exchange for Lindros.
"We met what they asked fo,
word for word. ... As'far as I'm con-
cerned I'm not going to swap
around any more," Quinn said in
Toronto. "Even the great Gretzky
trade - the biggest in the league
never had this kind of thing."

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* Six drawing * ** door rize CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
- oplmntr *nc *n 2001 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS!
FRI. FEB. 23 5PM
SAT. FEB. 24 11AM

Conference Overall
Team W L W L
Illinois 11 2 21 '5
Michigan State 10 3 21 3
Wisconsin 8 5 17 7
Ohio State 8 5 17 9
Iowa 7 6 18 8
Inaiana ' 6 16 11
Penn State 6 7 16 8
Minnesota 5 9 17 10
Purdue 5 9 13 12
Michigan 4 9 10 14
Northwestern 2 12 10 17
NCAA men's basketball
Yesterday's results
No. 24 Wake Forest 92, CLEMsON 60
No. 4 DUKE 98, Georgia Tech 54
No. 7 FLORIDA 75, No. 12 Ole Miss 55
No. 23 St. Joseph's (PA) 82, DAYroN 72
No. 18 NOTRE DAME 76, No. 10 Boston
College 75
AUBURN 72, No. 14 Alabama 69 (OT)
No. 11 KANSAS 91, Colorado 79
No. 6 Iowa State 62, KANSAS STATE 51
No. 13 KENTUCKY 84, LSU 64
Georgia 88, No. 22 TENNESSEE 76
No. 19 WISCONSIN 64, Minnesota 54
ST. JOHN'S 73, No. 19 Georgetown 70
No. 8 Arizona at Arizona State, inc.
Yesterday's results
DETROIT 90, New York 85
PHILADELPHIA 107, Vancouver 91
Los Angeles Clippers 100, CLEVELAND 94
Phoenix 100, MIAMI 85
NEW JERSEY 113, Toronto 111
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